IPL 2021: RCB pacer Harshal Patel bags hat-trick, dismisses MI players Hardik Pandya, Keiron Pollard and Rahul Chahar in a row – WATCH

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Harshal Patel consolidated his place on the prime of the main wicket-takers record by claiming first hat-trick of IPL 2021 in opposition to defending champions Mumbai Indians on Sunday (September 26).

Harshal removed Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and Rahul Chahar off again-to-again deliveries in the seventeenth over to turn out to be the third Bangalore bowler to take an IPL hat-trick after Praveen Kumar (vs RR) in 2010 and Samuel Badree (vs MI) in 2017.

Harshal deceived Hardik with a cross-seamed slower supply which the MI all-rounder prime-edged whereas aiming to slog it. On the following supply, Pollard uncovered his center and leg-stump, earlier than being castled by the 30-12 months-outdated. On the hat-trick ball, Harshal trapped Chahar in entrance of stumps.

Here’s the video of the hat-trick:

Later in the match, the Haryana participant additionally despatched again Adam Milne to complete with spectacular figures of three.1-0-17-4.

Also, with this efficiency, Harshal extends his lead on the prime of the Purple Cap leaderboard, with 23 wickets, forward of Delhi Capitals’ Avesh Khan (15) and MI’s Jasprit Bumrah (14).

Overall, Harshal has bagged 23 wickets from 10 video games in IPL 2021 together with a 4-wicket haul and a fifer.

Talking concerning the match, all-spherical RCB thrashed Mumbai Indian by 54-run at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. The win retains Bangalore at third place whereas Mumbai slip to seventh place in the factors desk.

Chasing 166, Mumbai had been 56 for no loss at energy-play and had been 79 for 1 in 9.5 overs earlier than Rohit Sharma was dismissed by Glenn Maxwell.

From there onwards, Mumbai’s slide started and they crashed to 111 all out. Apart from Sharma and Quinton de Kock (24), no different batter might attain double-figures.

Earlier, RCB skipper Virat Kohli and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell smashed a half-century every to energy their aspect to a aggressive whole.

Brief scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 165/6 in 20 overs (Glenn Maxwell 56, Virat Kohli 51, Jasprit Bumrah 3/36, Trent Boult 1/17) beat Mumbai Indians 111 all out in 18.1 overs (Rohit Sharma 43, Quinton de Kock 24, Harshal Patel 4/17, Yuzvendra Chahal 3/11) by 54 runs.

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